I've just been reminded that there are two editions of Human Occupied Landfill (HōL) – the first one published in 1994, the second one in 2002. I own the first edition core rulebook, as well as its sole (?) supplement, Buttery Wholesomeness.

Are there any significant differences between the two editions of HōL?

Also, am I right about the number and publication dates of the editions? (I did google them, but I'm not entirely sure about the reliability of the sources I've found.)


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HoL: Human Occupied Landfill

Author: Daniel Thron, Todd Shaugnessy, Chris Elliott

The key differences between editions would be the covers and the specific quality of the printing/paper. The Cabil edition proclaims to contain 4 new pages of material.

I base this information on owning the Black Dog edition and checking physical images of the other two editions, along with information from the current publishers site.

HOL The Cabil edition

  • ISBN-10: 0966476514
  • ISBN-13: 9780966476514
  • Format: Trade Paper, Book
  • Publisher: The Cabil Creative Services
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Language: English

HOL Black Dog Game Factory edition

  • ISBN-10: 1565045904
  • ISBN-13: 9781565045903
  • Format: Trade Paper, Book
  • Publisher: Black Dog Game Factory (White Wolf Publishing)
  • Publication Year: 1st printing, 1995; 2nd printing, 1999
  • Language: English

HOL Dirt Merchant edition

  • ISBN-10: ???
  • ISBN-13: ???
  • Format: Trade Paper, Book
  • Publisher: Dirt Merchant Games
  • Publication Year: 1994
  • Language: English
  • \$\begingroup\$ So there's not much difference in game content beyond those four pages? \$\endgroup\$ Oct 12, 2015 at 14:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ That's correct. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 12, 2015 at 14:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ Are those 4 pages of bonus content noted in some way in the text (or is it a joke, like including 4 blank pages of Make Your Own Content)? \$\endgroup\$ Oct 12, 2015 at 14:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ This is about as expected. It would be hard to do a "reprint" with changed content when the original is handwritten/drawn. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 12, 2015 at 18:02

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